This chair was a lot of work but the end result was worth it. There were a lot of staples needing to be pulled when removing the original fabric. And they were in a crevice, making the removal even more of a challenge. But once the fabric and staples were removed, it was down to bare bones and ready for a change.
I lightly sanded the wood, then painted it with Rustoleum Heirloom white, wiping some of it off so you could see the wood underneath. It looked fine, but I wanted more texture, so added a coat of Annie Sloan's duck egg blue. This created a lot of texture since you could still see the white underneath. It was then sealed with clear wax and aged with dark wax. When the wax was dry and less tacky, I buffed it really well so it was nice and smooth.
Then I applied the fabric. I got a nice upholstery staple gun which worked wonders and made the process much easier. Once the fabric was secured (sorry, I won't go into all that detail), then some nice thick cording was applied with hot glue. It was finally complete.
Here it is before the makeover.
What a change some paint and fabric can make!